We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. In this section we provide a range of information to help people access our site.

You can find out about:

Having the website content read to you

How to customise your view of the site including changing the text size and the range of assistive technologies available to people with sensory or physical impairments.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site please contact us.

Standards Compliance

All pages validate as HTML 5

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout, meaning greater usability for assistive technology.

The site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.


Links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target. If you are using a mouse, or other pointing device, these can be viewed by hovering over the link text.

Pop-up Windows

The use of pop-up windows on this site has been kept to a minimum. If a link opens a new browser window then this is explained in the title attribute of the link.

Acrobat Reader (PDF) files

All documents on this website are PDF formatted documents which should open automatically through software called Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader on your PC you can download a free copy.

Resizing the text

You can make the text on your computer easier to see and read in a number of ways. The tools on the BBC Web My Way website provide a quick and easy guide to resizing the text on this website. For more information visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/text_larger/

Screen Readers

You can make your computer talk in a number of ways, which can be a valuable facility for people who have difficulties with reading, for someone who can't see very well or at all, and for those who need to give their eyes a rest. The guides on the BBC Web My Way website explain how to use the built-in speech function in your computer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/speak_text/

More help customising your computer to your requirements

If you have not found information here to help you view or navigate our site more easily, a visit to the BBC's My Web, My Way website might help.

It is an excellent site that provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view and navigate websites more easily.